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Philly promoter sues Mario Lopez

"Saved by the Bell" star sued for $50,000.

Philly promoter sues Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez at The Pool After Dark at Harrah´s Atlantic City.
Mario Lopez at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Atlantic City. TOM BRIGLIA /PHOTOGRAPHICS

Philly promoter Robert "Bobby" Capone is suing ex-"Saved by the Bell" star and current "Extra" and "X Factor" host Mario Lopez for breach of contract and fraud after Lopez cancelled on a 2012 public appearance at The Roxy/Penns Landing Caterers. Capone is seeking in excess of $50,000.

The suit claims that Lopez entered into a contract to make a public appearance at The Roxy on October 27, 2012 for an appearance fee of $15,000. But on October 10, Lopez and his reps told Capone he "would not be honoring the ... agreement with [Capone] because of 'new commitments' that have 'just arose,'" according the suit. A source tells me that Lopez cited his committments hosting "The X Factor" as to why he could not appear, but he was not signed to "The X Factor" officially until February of this year.

Capone alledges the cancellation caused a loss of business, loss of profits and harm to his reputation. "Dancing with the Stars'" Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared in Lopez's place.

A rep for Lopez and Capone's lawyer, Conrad J. Benedetto, Esq.,  had no comment.

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